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France : Macron tries to the liberation

For President Emmanuel Macron is much more to the game. After four Saturdays of the protests of the yellow West, the voice finally the President. He had been criticized for the fact that he had remained in the Background. From the elysée Palace, he announced Monday night action in the hopes to calm the wave of protest. He took exactly 13 minutes to show that he understood the yellow West. He looked directly into the camera and introduced four specific measures which went further than was expected. "The events have confused the Nation. They are legitimate.“ You have opportunists seen, political parties that wanted to take advantage of the situation. "If the violence reigns, it hurts the democracy. But in the beginning I do not forget that there is a rage.“ Now but had to stop to rest. The Prime Minister had already taken the fuel tax. But behind it put more. French, who are at the end of the month enough money. "I've seen the despair." The pensioners, the women who raise their children alone. "There are 40 years of Malaise, the flare-up," said Macron.

He apologized to the French people: "We have been able to give since a year and a half no answer. We are to proceed slowly. I accept responsibility for it. And I have a lot of injured among them.“ But he was convinced that you could find a way out. Macrons first measure came as a Surprise: The minimum wage should be increased from the beginning of next year around 100 Euro net per month. That costs the employer nothing. The question is how to Finance it. Many of the yellow vests were set up as a receivable. I went on to the topic of purchasing power, which is also is a great concern for the Yellow jackets. Also in his second point, the Overtime, the President went further than expected, they are to be paid without the social security contributions and taxes. It was previously speculated, possibly without social security.

concession to the pensioners

As a third measure, he suggested that the end of the year will be paid an additional premium without social security and taxes. And finally, he said that pensioners, who have less than 2000 Euro per month, in addition for the need to pay social tax CSG. The tax had many of the yellow West is criticized. Macron promised cuts were also quick control.

back he has taken his Reform of the property tax, what he had announced beforehand. Earlier shares were received in the tax, now just real estate. He explained why he takes back the measure: "it has led to The Rich fled. I wanted to get back to these people. Going back would lead us to weaken us.“

he stressed: "We need to carry out a Reform, a Reform of pensions and of unemployment, which rewards people who work. For France and Europe.“ It should also be the question of the organization of the state, is too focused on Paris. There had to be a large debate with social partners and Parliament. He promised the people: "you are part of it." He concluded his speech: "We are in a historic Moment for our country. My only concern is you.“

In the television channel BFM said the yellow vest, Alain Bouché from the vicinity of Paris: "He has made concessions." Link politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon criticized: "He has attacked to the beginning of the people." He have criticized them for their protests. He also said that the measures went far enough, among other things, the Reform of the property tax had not been withdrawn. Other yellow West said that Macron had not gone far enough, he announced, among other things, measures for the unemployed. You'll have to put the protests to continue.

Macron had received as preparation for the speech, since Monday morning, 37 people to the discussions in the elysée Palace: 17 Ministers, including the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe and Finance and economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, the social partners, the President of the Senate and the national Assembly, and representatives of the local politics.

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France Macron announces increase in the minimum wage to monthly 100 Euro

In the polls Macron slips further and further. Only 23 percent popularity, he came in a Ifop survey, six percent less than a month ago. Most of all, the Right to benefit from the protests. Marine Le Pen, with your extreme right-wing Rassemblement national comes to 33 per cent, five per cent more than a month ago. The Left Jean-Luc Mélenchon (France Insoumise) reached 34 per cent (down one percent).

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